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    Smile Hello CZCC members, Great Site! First post.

    Hello, my blue 1970 240Z is the first car I purchased in High School around 1987. Made in 6/70 she was a daily driver for me until about 1993. Since then been garaged. I will post pics when I have them. Great Automobile! I want to get her back on the road but right now needs clutch cylinder. Also I want a set of 70-71 steel wheels for originality sake. Nice site and club. Thank You and Best Wishes.

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    Welcome,
    The first car I ever bought was a 71 240z in high school around 1986. I still have pieces of that car on some of my current Z's. It is sort of a disease of mine, no thats a strong word, how about a syndrome, yeah, its a syndrome. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. If you were closer I could hook you up with wheels, but freight would be high.
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    Welcome! And before anyone else says it - we'd all love to see pictures of your car....

    While it is unusual for me to suggest differently to anyone looking to stay original, unless you plan to source one of the one or two odd brands of tires still available in the stock 175-14 size, I would probably recommend that you source a set of the later steelies rather than the '70-71 units. Those '70-71 wheels were only 4" wide, which is really not suitable for any tire with a section width over 185mm.

    The '72-78 steelies were 5" wide, which is a little better, and the 280ZX steelies were 5" wide, which is better yet. Both of those wider choices are easier to find, allow a bit wider tires, both look pretty much the same as the early narrow wheels, and the early hubcaps will fit them fine.

    Just something to think about, if you plan to drive the car much.
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    Thanks very much for the welcome Pat and Arne, Yes pics are important I know. That information about the steel wheels is very helpful, thanks. Especially that the original hubcaps will fit on the 72-78 steelies. Can you tell me if the steel wheels are stamped 4/71 would they be the 4 and 1/2".

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal70Z View Post
    Can you tell me if the steel wheels are stamped 4/71 would they be the 4 and 1/2".
    They should be the 4", yes. The width will be stamped on the rim near the date as well. It was supposed to be possible to buy 5" steelies from the parts counter in '70-71, so in theory, it is just barely possible that a set of 4/71 wheels could be 5". But the reality is that I've never heard of anyone here in North America who has seen a set of early dated 5" in person - ever.

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